The recent saber rattling with Iran has reminded of a quote from Londo Mollari of Babylon 5:
“Only a fool fights a war on two fronts. Only the heir to the kingdom of fools fights a war on twelve fronts!”
There are three classic military blunders.
- Getting into a land war in Asia.
- Opening a second front when the first front hasn’t been secured.
- Going to war with with Italian Army on your side.
Bush went three for three.